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For King And Country

Eric Bogle
Language: English



[1981]
Album "Down Under"

Un brano misconosciuto ma che credo costituisca la chiusura di una sorta di trittico dedicato alla prima guerra mondiale, quello iniziato qualche anno prima da Bogle con The Band Played Waltzing Matilda e The Green Fields Of France (No Man's Land).
For King and for Country,
We fought and we died.
In the first flush of the dawn
In the fields of Somme.

First to die was our Captain,
He was shot through the lung.
He lay in the mud
And he choked in his blood.

For King and for Country,
We fought and we died.
In the first flush of the dawn
In the fields of Somme.

And ten minutes later,
On these green fields of France,
The grass has turned red,
And thousands were dead.

For King and for Country,
We fought and we died.
In the first flush of the dawn
In the fields of Somme.

And all through that morning,
The slaughter went on.
We screamed and we cried,
And cursed God as we died.

For King and for Country,
We fought and we died.
In the first flush of the dawn
In the fields of Somme.

And when it was over,
And the killing was done,
A generation had gone.
A generation had gone!

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/9/19 - 21:46



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